Sacred Manjushri Figure Standing Sentinel in the Himalayas

New York | 20 September 2021

Over 1500 years ago, far above the clouds in high-mountain Asia, this copper alloy figure of bodhisattva Manjushri broke from its mould for the first and only time. Created using the lost wax technique in central Tibet, the mould was destroyed in the process of its creation, making it impossible to duplicate. Modeled after the classic Nepalese standing bodhisattvas of the Transitional Period, Manjushri is identified as the deity of transcendent wisdom and was meant to serve as a personal guide along the path to enlightenment. On behalf of the world-renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, Sotheby's is pleased to offer this rare standing sculpture of Manjushri in its Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art auction on 20 September 2021.

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